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Reuben Sandwich

Nothing is quite as satisfying as a Reuben Sandwich. This simple corned beef sandwich comes together with just a few ingredients, and is so delicious. Don't want for St. Patrick's Day, make this delicious sandwich recipe year round.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time16 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: grilled cheese, sandwiches, st patrick's day recipes
Servings: 4 sandwiches
Calories: 668kcal
Author: Lisa Longley


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 cup sauerkraut very well drained
  • 20 ounces sliced corned beef (5 ounces per sandwich)
  • 8 slices pumpernickel rye bread
  • 8 slices Swiss cheese
  • 1/3 cup Russian dressing

Russian Dressing

  • 1 tablespoon grated onion
  • 1 cup low fat mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ground horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • dash kosher salt


  • Whisk together the ingredients for the dressing.
  • In a skillet over medium heat, heat the olive oil. Add the sauerkraut and the meat. Cook until it is just warmed through, about 2 minutes.
  • To construct the sandwiches, butter one side of each piece of bread. Place four slices butter side down. To eacy piece of bread add two slices of cheese, a little dressing, and the warm sauerkraut and beef. Top with the remaining four slices of bread, so the butter is face up.
  • In a skillet, heat the sandwiches over medium low heat for 2 to 3 minutes with the pan covered. Flip the sandwiches and cook for an addtional 2 to 3 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the bread is crisp. Serve warm and enjoy.


Serving: 1sandwich | Calories: 668kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 113mg | Sodium: 2591mg | Potassium: 636mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 337IU | Vitamin C: 44mg | Calcium: 340mg | Iron: 5mg